Baker Resolution Marking November As COPD Awareness Month

HARRISBURG – Sen. Lisa Baker’s resolution designating November as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awareness Month in Pennsylvania passed the Senate unanimously today.

In remarks offered on the Senate floor, Baker (R-20th) noted that COPD  is the fourth leading cause of death in the commonwealth. The disease, for which there is no cure, is a term used to describe airflow obstruction that is associated mainly with emphysema and chronic bronchitis and affects an estimated 714,000 Pennsylvanians. Nationwide, 24 million Americans have COPD, though only half of them have been diagnosed, according to the COPD Foundation.

Senator Baker’s floor remarksListen

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